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Electric alt fuel stations dominate government list

Electric stations easily outnumber any other alt fuel station in the U.S, according to the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center.Electric stations easily outnumber any other alt fuel station in the U.S, according to the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center.

There are 19,850 public alternative fuel stations across the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Of the seven alt fuel stations listed, over half, or 62 percent, are electric stations.

The second most popular alt fuel stations, E85 (ethanol 85 percent), don’t even come close. There are 2,807 E85 stations while propane ranks third at 1,539 stations.

The DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center determines the number of stations based on information from trade media, Clean Cities coordinators, DOE new fuel station forms, collaborations with equipment and fuel providers, OEMs and industry groups. Station maps are also displayed on the website.

The Alternative Fuels Data Center reports that there are 12,306 electric stations across the U.S. A map show that most of those stations are confined to California, Oregon, Washington and the Northeast.

Within these electric stations, there are 30,908 charging outlets. The DOE recommends that drivers check on charger types before visiting these stations.

To help encourage the use of propane, drivers using the alt fuel can forego paying fuel tax in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

The list below is based on all of the alternative fuel stations listed at the Alternative Fuels Data Center’s online fuel locater.

  1. 12,306 electric stations with 30,908 charging outlets
  2. 2,807 E85 stations
  3. 1,539 propane stations
  4. 904 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations
  5. 228 biodiesel stations selling B20 and up
  6. 76 Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) stations
  7. 21 hydrogen stations